windy conditions, switch racquet with diff tension after changeover?

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  1. kuhdlie

    kuhdlie Rookie

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    i've been playing in very windy conditions, and a lot of balls are flying long with wind from behind. it occurred to me afterwards to switch to a racquet with higher tension when playing with the wind, then switch back after each changeover. is this recommended or will it mess up the feel and cause more errors than help.
     
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  2. Totai

    Totai Professional

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    Do whatever you feel comfortable with. If switching racquets doesn't bother you, then go ahead and switch.

    Me on the other hand, I just add more topspin to my shots, or take away some pace.
     
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  3. larry10s

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    more spin aim shorter. i wouldnt be changing racquets or have racquets with different setups in my bag
     
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  4. fuzz nation

    fuzz nation Legend

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    You'll only know if it works for you after you try it. If you get a little boost in confidence from using the "right" setup for those conditions, no one can argue with that. I've even seen one or two players who switch racquets between serving and receiving games for what they prefer in performance and feel.

    Just be careful not to become too distracted with your gear. Ultimately, you still need to swing correctly to land your shots.
     
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  5. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    It's mental.
    The placebo effect.
    It works.
    Change if you need to.
    Other people can change ball height over the net.
     
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